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 This Month In Lambton 

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 Road Closures

For the most current information on road closures and scheduled construction projects visit lambtononline.ca.

Bear Creek Bridge Replacement - Egremont Road, Warwick Village

Please note County Road 22 (Egremont Road) has been closed to traffic for the replacement of the Bear Creek Bridge, located at the east end of Warwick Village. The closure began on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Traffic will be detoured to Kings Highway 402 at Forest Road and Nauvoo Road. Given the scope of work, the project is expected to be completed and the road re-opened to traffic by the end of November 2019.

Please note that all entrances will be accessible during construction and all businesses remain open.

Road Closure

 Doors Open Lambton

Staff in the Cultural Services Division, along with a dedicated group of community members have been working to organize the bi-annual Doors Open Lambton County event for 2019.  This year the event will explore a total of 14 sites located throughout the County that showcase the innovation and influence of the oil industry. The Doors Open event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and will include various stops and activities in the communities of Wyoming, Oil Springs, Petrolia and Sarnia.

Sites available for the public to access, with unique "behind the scenes" opportunities, special events and programs, include:

1. Lambton County Archives, Wyoming
2. Oil Museum of Canada, National Historic Site, Oil Springs
3.
Fairbank Oil Fields, Oil Springs
4. Petrolia Discovery, Petrolia
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Petrolia Library, Petrolia 
6.
Victoria Hall, Petrolia
7.
Christ Church Anglican, Petrolia
8.
CEEH Board Room (The Corey Room), Petrolia
9.
Baines Machine & Repair Works, Petrolia
10. Nemo Hall, Petrolia
11. Petrolia Standpipe Water Tower, Petrolia
12. East End Cemetery, Petrolia
13. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia
14. Henry T. Ross Substation, Sarnia

Visit www.doorsopenlambtoncounty.ca for details!

Doors Open Lambton

 Ontario Public Library Week

Lambton County Library will be celebrating Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW) from October 20 through 26 in an effort to raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Ontarians' lives. 

Lambton County residents are encouraged to visit their local library during Ontario Public Library Week to discover or re-discover the array of services available in Lambton's libraries. 

In addition to regular library programming during Ontario Public Library Week, Lambton County Library will host an Open House at its newly renovated Library Headquarters, 787 Broadway Street, Wyoming on Tuesday, October 22. Visitors will be able to tour the facility and learn about how this facility conducts the behind-the-scenes administration of library services.   Members of the public are invited to attend.

Visit www.lclibrary.ca to see what is happening at your local library during OPLW.

Ontario Public Library Week

 One Book Lambton

Lambton County Library, in partnership with The Book Keeper, is excited to announce that One Book Lambton is coming to Lambton County in 2019-2020.

The goal of One Book Lambton is to unite people from around Lambton County through one book. People are encouraged to read the same designated book and engage in various activities throughout the winter and spring to highlight the themes in the selected book.

Join us at The Book Keeper during Ontario Public Library Week, on Friday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. as we reveal what book Lambton County will be reading.

Follow us at www.onebooklambton.ca and @LCLibraryca on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on announcements and activities planned for One Book Lambton.

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 Warwick Bear Creek Bridge Exhibit

This summer the County of Lambton Public Works Department began the scheduled replacement of Bear Creek Bridge in Warwick Village, which is estimated to be completed by the end of November of 2019.

This bridge is unique because of its heritage value and efforts were put in place to replicate a large portion of the bridge's original design in the new structure.  Nicole Aszalos, Archivist/Supervisor with the Lambton County Archives, has curated an exhibit that includes the bridge's original design drawings found in the collection of the Lambton County Archives, as well as the new design drawings for the bridge. The exhibit also includes news articles found at the Lambton County Archives, and resources shared by the County of Lambton Public Works Department.

This project is an excellent example of how culture impacts all of us - even infrastructure projects like a bridge rehabilitation. The exhibit will be available to view at the Arkona Library for the month of October.

Bear Creek Bridge Exhibit

 Oil Museum of Canada PA Day Event

The Oil Museum of Canada is looking forward to the first PA Day of the school year! Families and members of the general public are invited to attend this family friendly event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.

A variety of special activities will be included with regular admission during this PA Day event. You will be able to use the green screen technology from Lambton County Library's Makerspace program and add yourself into a photograph of a historic oil field. Learn more about our artifacts, discover historical tools and technology, and act as a museum curator through our white-glove handling table experience. For more information, visit the Oil Museum of Canada website.

Future PA Day events at the Oil Museum include Halloween at the Oil Museum on Friday, October 25, 2019 and the Christmas Open House on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Oil Museum of Canada PA Day Event

Participant posing in front of green screen      Green screen image added onto historical photo

 Lambton Heritage Museum PA Day Event

Lambton Heritage Museum is inviting local students and their families to discover the Canada's Waterscapes: Yours to Enjoy, Explore, and Protect exhibit on the upcoming PA Day, Friday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The interactive and engaging exhibit closes on September 30, so this PA Day is one of the final opportunities to experience it!

You’ll be able to discover what it takes to understand and take care of Canada’s aquatic ecosystems and become inspired to take action to protect them. Join the Lambton Heritage Museum to explore your aquatic side in this engaging, family-friendly, interactive exhibition.

For more information, visit the Lambton Heritage Museum website.

Canada's Waterscapes

 Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival

The annual Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival returns on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2019. The festival will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day.

This year, the festival will take place in one convenient location at the Lambton Heritage Museum property, just south of Grand Bend at 10035 Museum Road, off Highway 21. Over 75 exhibitors will be setup at the Museum with a variety of products for sale including textiles, woodworking, organic body care, home fragrances, jewelry, pottery, pastries, preserves, and seasonal handcrafted décor that is sure to inspire!

New this year, family friendly activities will be taking place throughout the weekend including a bouncy castle, face painting, fall crafts, live music, and food trucks!

For more information, visit the Fall Colour & Craft Festival website.

Aerial Shot of Fall Colour and Craft Festival

 Stay in the Know with MyCNN

In times of crisis, knowledge is a valuable commodity.

Lambton County residents can help keep themselves in the know by subscribing to My Community Notification Network (MyCNN).

Subscribers to MyCNN receive alerts about tornado warnings, drinking water emergencies, shelter-in-place advisories, evacuation advisories, and missing children.   They may also choose to receive additional notifications about non-emergency events impacting their homes, workplaces, schools, and more.

Alerts can be received through a number of methods including text, phone call, and email.

There is no cost to subscribe.  The system is funded by the local Community Awareness / Emergency Response (CAER) organization.

For more details and to register, visit EmergenciesLambton.ca or CAER.ca.

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 Looking Ahead

Warden Bill Weber
Warden Bill Weber
County of Lambton

9:30 a.m., October 2 - Lambton County Council
9 a.m. & 11 a.m., October 16 - Committee A.M. & Committee P.M.

Agendas for past and present Committee and Council meetings are available online on the Council & Committee Agendas, Reports & Minutes page. Open Sessions of Lambton County Council are streamed live and are available for archival viewing for a period of one year by clicking on the Streamed Council Meetings tab on the County website home page.

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